LEARNING . SKILL . INDUSTRY . HONOR
STOUT STATE UNIVERSITY
MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN, 54751
Dr. Dewey Barich (33), presi-
dent of Detroit Institute of Tech-
nology, will be the speaker at
commencement exercises June 4.
The ceremonies have been set ten-
tatively for 10 a.m., in the health
and physical education center au-
Two hundred forty-one persons
are candidates for bachelor of
science degrees, and 62 are candi-
dates for master of science degrees
to be awarded at that time. In ad-
dition, 80 persons received degrees
at January commencement, and
another 130, approximately, will be
candidates for degrees in August,
bringing to over 500 the number
who will have received Stout
degrees in 1966.
President William J. Micheels
will confer degrees at the June
exercises, and Robert L. Pierce of
Menomonie, member of the board
of regents, is expected to present
Dr. Barich received his bachelor
of science degree from Stout in
1933 and subsequently received a
master of arts degree from the
University of Michigan and a doc-
tor of education degree from
Wayne State university in Detroit.
After his graduation from Stout,
Dr. Barich taught at Flint, Mich.,
and then successively at Trenton,
Mich., and Central Michigan col-
lege before being named superin-
tendent in the Michigan depart-
ment of public instruction. He next
became chairman of industrial-tech-
nical education at Kent State uni-
versity in Ohio.
Dr. Barich served a hitch as an
engineering officer in the Navy and
DR. DEWEY BARICH
a seven-year term in managerial
positions with Ford Motor Co., be-
fore being named president of DIT
In addition to the conferring of
degrees and Dr. Barieh's address,
a third highlight of commencement
exercises will be the awarding of
the alumni distinguished service
awards to two persons.
SCHEDULE 50- YEAR
Members of the class of 1916
will hold a reunion on the campus
during the coming summer. The
exact date and other details are
still pending, but Mrs. Elizabeth
Cole Talbot of Coon Rapids, Minn.,
is organizing the gathering.
Alumni records show that 266
persons were in the 1916 gradua-
ting class, including ex-president
Verne C. Fryklund. The alumni
office has addresses for 69 of these
As soon as further details about
the reunion are known, they will
be distributed to the graduates of
The first issue of the Stout
Alumnus which was published in
February drew many favorable
comments from alumni, and some
300 persons returned the back page
which asked for up-to-date informa-
tin about graduates.
The information pages which
were returned will be invaluable to
the alumni office in the never-end-
ing job of compiling statistics on
alumni and keeping addresses cur-
rent. The information will be use-
ful also to the Stout State Univer-
sity Foundation, Inc., when its
representatives approach business
and industrial firms to ask for
funds. One of the first questions
asked by prospective donors is
"What are your alumni doing for
business and industry?" Those in-
formation sheets will help us supply
If your copy of tire winter Alum-
nus is still kicking around the house
with the back page still on, please
take a moment to fill it out and re-
turn it to the alumni office.
The Alumnus goes to all alum-
ni and ex-students, not just dues-
paying members of the alumni
association. The alumni association
is anxious to have all graduates and
ex-students become bona fide mem-
bers. Dues notices will be sent soon.
Yearly membership dues are $2. A
life membership is $30.
RICE LAKE DEAN
A Wisconsin educator with 15
year's experience as a teacher and
administrator has been named dean
of the Stout State University Barron
County campus at Rice Lake
He is John F. Meggers, 38, a
Sheboygan native who is now ser-
ving as assistant to the associate
dean of the University of Wiscon-
sin school of education. The ap-
pointment was effective March 15.
The Rice Lake branch is sched-
uled to open in September offering
a two year program.
Mr. Meggers received a diploma
from the Sheboygan County Normal
school and obtained his bachelor
of science degree at Wisconsin
State University-Oshkosh. He sub-
sequently received a master of
science degree from the University
of Wisconsin and expects to finish
his doctor of philosophy degree in
educational administration there in
Beginning his teaching career at
the rural Weeden Station school in
Sheboygan, Mr. Meggers taught
and was principal of the Waldo
schools, moved on to teach junior
high school at Neenah, From 1957
to 1962, he was director of elemen-
tary education in the Oshkosh
schools, and in 1963 and 1964 he
was district administrator of the
West Salem schools.
Mr. Meggers is married and the
father of daughters, aged 9 and 7,
The Stout Alumnus
The Stout Alumnus ,
The Stout Alumnus is the of-
ficial publication of the Alumni
association of Stout State Uni-
versity, Menomonie, Wis. It is
published quarterly and enter-
ed at the post office at Menom-
onie, Wis., as third class matter.
R. L. Phelps Editor
Wigen Retires; Alumni Promoted
Dr. Ray A. Wigen, dean of grad-
uate studies at Stout, and a member
of the faculty for 33 years, will re-
tire at the end of this school year.
issue of the Alum-
. -*/* ■ nus w; fli carr y a
•""'.!■ m • feature article on
.... ;■' Dean Wigen's
•"■^ long service to
-jggft ^'\ Stout and full
* * iflS coverage of
wigen events surround-
ing his retirement.
Dr. Robert Swanson (49, 50),
dean of applied science and tech-
nology, has been named dean of
the graduate school to replace
Dean Wigen, and Dr. Herbert
Anderson (44), chairman of indus-
trial graphics, has been named to
succeed Swanson as dean of ap-
plied science and technology.
William Amthor (50, 55) will
succeed Anderson as chairman of
Foundation Announces Goal
A goal of $150,000 has been set
for the three-year, diamond jubilee
fund drive campaign being launch-
ed this year by the Stout State
University Foundation, Inc.
Announcement of the goal was
made by Dr. John Furlong, exec-
utive director of the foundation,
at the March 3, kickoff of the fac-
ulty-staff division of the drive.
Dr. Furlong also announced that
$22,000 in advance gifts and
pledges has been received from
individuals, corporations and
foundations. Money raised in the
drive will be used to underwrite
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Dr. Philip Ruehl, (41, 48) chairman of the faculty-staff division of the Stout
State University Foundation's diamond jubilee fund drive, wastes no time pre-
senting a pledge card and pen to University president William J. Micheels, right.
W. Warren Barberg (51) of Eau Claire, president of the foundation, . gives an
programs, facilities and equipment
the university cannot obtain
through its regular budgets.
The foundation itself is a non-pro-
fit, tax-exempt corporation adminis-
tered by a board of directors and
with an advisory board made up of
alumni, faculty and friends of the
The kickoff of faculty-staff sol-
icitation which occurred March 3,
was the first in a series of division
drives which will make up the cam-
paign culminating in IS'68, the 75th
anniversary of the founding of the
Faculty-staff solicitation was car-
ried on March 7 to 12. A drive in
the Menomonie community is ten-
tatively planned for late May or
early June, and an alumni cam-
paign will be carried out this Fall
and Winter. A drive among stu-
dents at the university also is plan-
ned in May. The advisory board of
the foundation was solicited in
March, under the direction of Miss
Henriette Quilling (31), vice-pres-
ident of the foundation,
Later in the year, a concerted
drive to obtain funds from in-
dustries, corporations and founda-
tions will be carried out, but soli-
citation from these sources will not
be limited to any one time period.
A continuous drive for special gifts
is being carried on under the chair-
manship of W. Warren Barberg
(51) of Eau Claire, president of
Chairman of the faculty-staff di-
vision of the drive is Dr. P. W.
Ruehl, chairman of the department
of electricity and mechanics. James
Breitzman ( 40 ) , vice president and
controller of the First National
bank of Menomonie, is chairman of
the community drive. Dwight Davis
of Plymouth, Wis.,, president of the
student body, is chairman of the
student drive, and a chairman of
the alumni campaign is expected
to be named soon.
Kenyon Fletcher (29) of Indian-
apolis is general chairman of the
three-year campaign effort.
The Stout Alumnus
Alumni Club News . . ,
This group of graduates who attended the Detroit meeting represent Stout
Institute, Stout State College and Stout State University. From left are Frank Eiess
(13), Tom Rhode (Jan 66) Dr. Micheels (32), Charles Constantine (60), Joe
Botgen (63), Harley and Edith Goodwin (13), J. Thomas Handy (58), Barbara
Borgen (63), William Jusela (63), Sharon Hutchins Jusela (63), and John (63)
and Sara Pagels (62).
DRAWS BIG CROWD
A total of 115 alumni and friends
of Stout attended a meeting of the
Detroit Metropolitan Stout Alumni
association February 19.
President Micheels and four
Stout coeds who are spending a
semester in study at Detroit's Mer-
rill-Palmer school were guests of
the alumni group. President Mi-
cheels spoke and showed colored
slides of campus buildings and
Officers elected at the meeting
were Gilbert Treweek (28), presi-
dent; J. Thomas Handy (57), vice
president; Walter Jeske ( 36 ) , secre-
tary-treasurer; and Frances Brand-
void (24), corresponding secre-
Carl Roll (32) was chairman of
the Detroit alumni reunion. Out-
going officers are Walter Billiet,
Elaine Charlick (36), Francis Shaw
(35), and Orvetta Moltzau (36).
Dean Agnes Ronaldson
Speaks at Beloit
Dr. Agnes Ronaldson, dean of
home economics at Stout, spoke at a
meeting of the Rock River Stout
Alumni association in Beloit.
In addition to Dean Ronaldson s
presentation, the group elected
afficers for the coming year. Chosen
were Wayne Le Mar (63), presi-
dent; David Reisinger (62), vice
president; Wesley Koball (63),
secretary-treasurer; and Carl Seitz
Twenty-eight persons attended
the meeting, including George
Kinsler ( 53 ) , national alumni presi-
dent, and Mrs. Kinsler of Madison.
If you -want to organize an
alumni meeting and need assis-
tance, call or write the university
alumni office. After the meeting,
■please send us any pictures and
information you have gathered.
Some Firms Will
The Stout Alumnus
Many United States corporations
have begun programs in which they
match contributions their env
ployees make to colleges and uni-
If, for instance, you work for a
company that has this type of
program and you give $100 to the
Stout State University Foundation,
your employer will also give $100.
Obviously these matching pro-
grams can mean much to a college
or university. When you feel that
you can contribute to the Stout
State University Foundation,
please ask your employer whether
your company does have a policy
of matching gifts. Or, if you pre-
fer, write to the alumni office at
Stout and ask for a list of corpora-
tions and companies that have
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Menomonie men now living in the Detroit area posed with Dr. Micheels at the
Detroit Metropolitan Alumni association meeting in February. Seated left to right
are Bill Smith (23); Henry W. Harrison, Hal Duegene (22), Gordon Oas (42),
Donovan Rhead (50). In the middle row left to right are Louis E. Smith (24),
Leo E. Styer (38), Dr. Micheels (32), Roy Mittelstadt (34), Frederick Curran
(35), and Evoy O. McCullough (24). Back row from left to right are James H.
Dotseth (34), Marshall W. Millar (32), Frank Mann (31), James Christopherson
(46), Hughitt G. Moltzau (36), and Mario McCullough (30).
Miss Mabel Adams, 1812 Adams
St., Madison, Wis, 53711. Retired
in 1949 after teaching in Iowa.
Montana, and Wisconsin. After
retirement, taught as a substitute
teacher in city schools at Madison,
C. Douglas Brower (13); 107
S 9th Ave., PO Box 107, Sturgeon
Bay, Wis. President of Ed. B. Olson
Construction Company at Sturgeon
William D. Mayo (14); 1503
48th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50311.
Retired. Formerly head, Vocational
Drafting-D. M. Technical High.
Taught drafting at LaCrosse, Wis.;
Davenport, Iowa; and Des Moines,
Fred A. Flanders (14); 1055
Leneve PL, El Cerrelo, Cal. Taught
shop for 42 years and spent 10
years as a building contractor.
Harry L. Crockett (16); 76 E.
Columbus Ave., Phoenix, Ariz.
85012. Retired in 1961 after teach-
ing 45 years in Arizona public
schools. Enjoys writing, photo
graphing, and lecturing on Arizona
Mrs. Harry E. Bradley (16);
7434 Melrose Ave., Wauwatosa,
Wis. 53213. Taught in Milwaukee
before retirement. Is presently
serving on a number of boards.
Miss Elvira E. West (25); Lake
road Box 6A, Ironwood, Mich.
49938. Retired in June 1964, as a
teacher at Bedford H. S. in Detroit.
Mrs. T. R. Lathrope (Ruth
Newburg 25); 540 N. Pine St.,
Reedsburg, Wis. 53959. Home Ec.
instructor in Wonewoc, Wis.
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Lauren Sprague (26); 3368 N.
46th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53216.
Retired in 1963 after 47 years of
teaching. Enjoys traveling and
Walter Netterblad (26); 205 N.
Fifth, Stoughton, Wis. 52589. Owns
and manages the W. E. Netterblad
Insurance Agency; is part-time
printing instructor in the Stough-
ton high school; serves as director
of the Stoughton Community hos-
Charles L. Pozzini (29); 17523
San Juan Dr. Detroit 48221. Head
of Vocational Dept, A. Earhard
Jr. high, Teaches general .metals-
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The Stout Alumnus
The Hustlin* Bluedevils
CAGERS MAKE IT
TWO IN A ROW
Stout's basketball Bluedevils,
refusing to be outdone by the foot-
ball Devils, walked away with the
Wisconsin State University confer-
ence cage championship.
Mintz, Joe Jax,
(65) and Ralph
Marshall and the
team posted a 15-
won, one-lost rec-
ord and clinched
mintz the title with a 71
to 61 conquest of Platteville.
The Devils' only league loss came
in a home game with Stevens Point
after the Pointers had been beaten
in a previous contest on their own
It was the first conference cham-
pionship for Stout since Ray John-
son's 1942 and 1943 teams won
northern division conference
crowns . In those years, the Devils
also went on to the National Asso-
ciation of Intercollegiate Athletics
tournament in Kansas City.
This year's club almost made it
to the Kansas City classic, but lost
out to Lakeland college of Sheboy-
gan in a playoff game. The loss to
Lakeland made the final season
mark 19 won and 4 lost. The Devils
lost two games in a Christmas
tournament in St. Cloud, Minn., in
addition to the Lakeland and Ste-
vens Point reverses.
It was a conference championship
in his fourth season at Stout for
Coach Mintz, who came here in
1962 from Mankato, Minn., where
he coached the Bethany junior col-
lege cagers to national prominence.
This year's team played a control-
led style of ball which, more often
than not, intimidated opponents
into making game-losing mistakes
at crucial moments. The club
featured balanced scoring with all
five starters — Bill Ozga and Jerry
Kissman, forwards; Jim Conley,
center; and Mike Thompson and
Willie White, guards — usually
scoring in double figures.
Thompson, from Danville, 111.,
was the team's leading scorer, and
Kissman, a 6-6, 240-pounder from
New Buffalo, Mich., led the quint
in rebounding. As a team, Stout
excelled in defense and was the
state's top small college team in
The sting of the Lakeland defeat
which destroyed the Devils' hopes
for a tourney appearance was
somewhat salved by the naming of
Coach Mintz as NAIA district 14
(Wisconsin) and area 4 coach of
As a consequence, Mintz joins
Coach Max Sparger in the front
rank of Wisconsin college coaches.
Sparger received the district coach
of the year award last fall after
his gridders topped the conference
with a perfect 6-0 record.
Pictured here are Stout's 1966 Wisconsin State University son, Tom Fortney, Carl Wymer, Eddie Ellis, and Assistant Coach
conference basketball champions. Front row from left: Doug Joe Jax. Third row: Head Coach Dwain Mint2, Jim Conley,
Perttuenen, Bryan Humphrey, Willie White and Bob Lawrence. Doug Bainbridge, Jerry Kissman, Mel Coleman, Dave Lauer,
Second row: Chuck Rose, manager; Les Teuteberg, Mike Thomp- Captain Bill Ozga and Freshman Coach Bob Hayhurst.
Win Laurels, Too
Though basketball and football
got most of the year's headlines,
Stout athletes in so-called minor
sports excelled also.
The Avrestling team was named
conference champion by default
when the Superior team was dis-
qualified for having ineligible men
on the team. Stout had finished se-
cond in the conference meet. This
was Coach Sten Pierce's first year
with the team.
Widi the enthusiasm of Coach
John Zuerlein the moving force,
gymnastics has won an honored
spot in competitive athletics at
Stout. This year the gymnasts were
runnerup in the conference but de-
feated conference champion La
Crosse in a duel meet.
Swimming became a competitive
sport at Stout this year for the
first time in many years. The swim-
mers competed in several meets
under the tutelage of Coach Den-
Alum-Notes from Page 4
Rev A. Bartholomew (29); 1311
E. College St. Iowa City, Iowa
52240. Retired. Formerly instructor
Mech. Drawing at Iowa City high
school. Co-author; Bartholomew &
Orr, "Learning To Read Mechani-
Douglas W. Harris (30), asso-
ciate professor of industrial arts
and director of humanities at
Southwest Texas State college,
San Marcos, Texas, is going to
Laos as technical advisor at voca-
tional and trade schools. Harris
was officially requested by die U,
S. government to accept a tour of
duty in Laos as educational envoy
of the Agency of International De-
Commenting on Harris's appoint-
ment, the Southwest Texas State
student newspaper — The College
The Stout Alumnus
Star — said "The college student is
apparently not the only target of
the ■ current manpower buildup in
Southeast Asia. Even a professor
may find himself on the list of the
government's 'most wanted men.' "
Harris is a veteran of two similar
missions — one in 1953-57, the
other in the earlv 1960's.
Donald F. Ellis (32); 40 Court
St., Houlton, Maine. Taught for 3
years and now is optometrist in
Joe F. Horkey (32); Nokomis
Jr. H. S., Minneapolis. Is teaching
Graphic Arts & Drafting at Noko-
mis for the 32nd year.
Roy Damberg (32); 1231 W.
Main St., Galesburg, 111. Executive
Director, Galesburg Council for the
Mrs. Velma Carroll (Gutwasser
33); 226K W. Cedar St., Chippewa
Falls, Wis. 54729. Home Service
supervisor for Northern States
Power Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Larry Wolske (35), senior de-
signer with Whirlpool Corporation,
will conduct an industrial design
workshop at Stout
August 15 to 26.
carry two credits
— graduate or un-
Larry has been
employed by Whirlpool since 1956
in the firm's industrial design cen-
ter at St. Joseph, Mich. During
that time he has worked on some
design phase of nearly all of the
company's 25 major domestic
Prior to his service with Whirl-
pool, Mr. Wolske taught high
school drafting, served as a navy
instructor during world war 2, and
was employed by Barnes and Rein-
ecke, designers and engineers, and
Cribben and Sexton, appliance
Ralph J. Onarheim (44); 3224
N. 87th St., Milwaukee, Wis. Super-
visor of Vocational Guidance
. Milwaukee Public Schools.
Mrs. Donald C. Hanson (Audrey
Keith 45); 10210 W. Belmont Ave.,
Franklin Park, 111. 60131. Home-
maker. Serves on board of directors
of Lone Tree Area Girl Scout
Council; trains Brownie leaders.
Dr. Thomas G. King (46); 15
Arlington Dr., Lincoln, Rhode
Island 02865. Prof. ^ Chm., Dept.
of Ind. Arts Education at Rhode
Island College, Providence, R. I.
Taught 12 years in public schools
of Detroit and 4 years as part-time
staff member at Wayne State U.
before coming to Rhode Island.
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Walter R. Gorr (48); 1406 Jef-
frey Dr., Tracy, Cal. 95376. Current
position is Industrial Arts instruc-
tor of metals at the Tracy Joint
Union H. S. Taught at Clear Lake,
Wis., for 8 years before moving to
South Milwaukee high school where
he taught woodwork for 6 years.
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Donald G. Lux (49) has been
appointed professor of education at
Ohio State University. A native of
Austin, Minn., Dr. Lux had been
on the staff of the University of
Illinois where he was chairman of
industrial education. Pie previously
had been on the OSU staff and had
been a consultant to the Indian
Ministry of Education, New Delhi,
with an Ohio State team from 1962
Harley Wehrwein (41, 49) will
be serving as consultant-instructor
for a pre-summer session work-
shop in Dimensional metrology at
Stout from June 6 to 17. He will be
assisting Dr. Theodore Wiehe in
the instruction of precision mea-
Harley is in charge of quality
control at Continental Machines,
Inc., Savage, Minn.
Maj. James E. Miller (52);
FV2251128, 105 Koa Lane, APO
San Fransisco 96553. Military As-
sistance Program Officer for 1st
Weather Wing, Pacific Air Forces,
Honolulu, Hawaii. Member of the
American Meteorological society.
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Mrs. Kendall Frost ( Jean Buhner
51); 51062 Baltree Dr., Utica,
Mich. Homemaker. Works part-
time in the elementary library. Is
president of Home Economics
Graduates in Macomb County as-
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Oliver J. Agerlie (54); 7001 Har-
riet Ave. So., Richfield, Minn.
55423. Graphic Arts Instructor at
Richfield Senior High School. Re-
cently completed M. S. Degree at
the U. of Minnesota.
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Ernie Christiansen (53); 2272
Van Dyke Ave., St. Paul 9, Minn.
Vice President Construction Antler
Corp.; General Contractor, St. Paul,
Mr. (49) & Mrs. (49) Wallace
Hammerberg ( Norma Nelson; 1718
Elmwood Dr., Highland Park, Il-
linois. Dean of Students-Assistant
Principal, Deerfield H. S., Deer-
field, Illinois. Norma is chairman
of the Home Ec, Department at
Highland Park high school.
Richard Tepp (BS 58), recently
was featured as teacher of the
week by the Seymour, Wis., Press.
The newspaper noted that
Tepp's industrial arts shop proba-
bly was the most rapidly expanding
program in the school. He has
The Stout Alumnus
increased the mechanical drawing
offerings by 200 per cent since he
began teaching at Seymour three
years ago. (there was one course;
now there are three.
Mr. Tepp also coaches the high
school wrestlers and has had win-
ning teams the last two years, the
Dick and his wife (Gerry Krue-
ger, BS 59) have a daughter, Jody,
and three sons — Dirk, Todd and
Mrs. Samuel Alvord (Janet Jost
(62) Alma, Wisconsin. Home Econ-
omics teacher at Gilmanton High
School, Gilmanton, Wisconsin.
a Home Economics agent for
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Linda Lee Luck (64); Jefferson
Hall, Athens, Ohio. Graduate as-
sistant in human relations, Dormi-
tory Assistant — Ohio University.
Mr. (64) & Mrs. (Donna Leon-
hard 64) J. W. Coomer; 4828 Hol-
ton Avenue, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
46806. Assistant Department Head
— Production Scheduling — Inter-
national Harvester Co., Ft. Wayne,
Mr. (63) & Mrs. (Sara Pitzner,
64) Patrick Bingham; 120 Slifer St.,
Apt. 2, Portage, Wisconsin 53901.
Vice President of Bingham's Inc.
Sara is employed by Juneau County
& the University of Wisconsin as
Mrs. Mary Ann Francis (Knight
65); 216 Moore Hall S M U, Dallas,
Tex. 75222. Plome Economics
teacher — E. B. Comstock Junior
high school, Dallas, Tex.
Lt. Walter L. Cropp (64) has
been stationed with the airforce
at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del
Joseph D. Koch, (57) is one of the 27 Stout State university graduates working
at the AC Electronics division of General Motors in Milwaukee. Here, he shows a
model of the Apollo space capsule which will take three American astronauts to
the moon to three instructors who work under him in AC's field service training
department. AC Electronics builds the inertial guidance system for the Apollo
The Stout Alumnus
We Want To Know . , .
Nearly 7,000 persons have graduated from Stout
Institute, Stout State College and Stout State Uni-
versity. Many more persons-thousands more-have
attended Stout, but have not received degrees. All
of you have been and are important to Stout; we
hope Stout is still important to you. In order to keep
your relationship to Stout important to both you and
the school, we need to be kept up to date on where
you live, what you are doing, how much family you
have, what your current interests are. Will you please
take a little time to fill out the blanks below and use
the rest of the space to write any message you care
to. Then send the entire back page of the magazine
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